ABOUT US

Since 1991 we have been looking after the Feet of North London providing Chiropody and Podiatry services at The Woodberry Foot Health Clinic in Muswell Hill.

We offer a complete solution for all your Foot and Ankle problems and concerns. From routine chiropody for corns and calluses through to foot and ankle surgery we will guide you to the best evidence based and effective treatments and investigations.

Under the clinical direction of Julian Livingstone, Consultant Podiatrist, our experienced clinical staff provide care tailored to your needs. Please feel free to contact us at the links below and look around our website for more information on our staff and services.

A vast number of injuries and pains of the lower back and limb are caused by how your feet function. At the Woodberry Foot Health Clinic we use state of the art diagnostic equipment to see if gait or posture is causing your back, hip, knee or foot pain providing the best evidence based treatment for your problems. We provide orthosis and a tailored rehabilitation program for non surgical treatment and can advise regarding recovery from lower limb and back surgery.

Orthotics

Foot Orthotics

Foot Orthotics are devices designed to either accommodate a deformity or lesion or change the way the foot functions to treat pain, injuries or pathology.

Orthoses take various forms and are constructed of various materials. All are concerned with improving the body’s gait and minimising stress forces that could ultimately cause deformity and pain. Foot orthoses fall into three broad categories: those that primarily attempt to change foot function, those that are primarily protective in nature, and those that combine functional control and protection. There are a wide range of ready made orthosis that provide different functions and can be provided at the time of consultation. Your podiatrist will advise on which device may be suitable dependent on a full assessment of the problem and yourself. The advantage of ready made devices is their immediate use to alleviate your problem and cost. My fees for orthosis are located on the fees page of this website bear in mind there will be additional costs for consultations and any investigations required.

Whilst every effort is made to prescribe orthoses that will fit into your existing footwear – you will likely have bought your shoes to fit around your foot not your foot plus orthotics. In addition to this the orthoses will change the function of your foot so may result in previously comfortable shoes becoming uncomfortable. The best advice is to find one pair of shoes either old ones or specifically purchased to fit the orthoses into. Then slowly over time adapt your everyday footwear so as to accommodate the Orthoses. The use of orthotics are prescribed as a conservative approach to many foot, knee, hip and back problems; their use is a highly successful, practical treatment.

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